Slingshot staff writer. StarCraft and CS:GO expert

How was Ex6TenZ supposed to know anyways?

During the entire Valve communication debacle that happened last week, Thorin revealed that he had an argument with Valve about banning Titan from the Major, as KQLY was VAC-banned. He revealed that Valve thought it was punishment for not catching KQLY cheating beforehand. This has been bugging me ever since as you have to ask

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Laws of the Ladder

In every multiplayer game there are laws: Unwritten societal rules that are never understood until they have been transgressed. Take, for instance, Brood War. I played a lot of UMS maps for that game, specifically large Free For All games. Despite being called free for all, there were unwritten rules. If you allied with anyone and

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bOne7: When Life imitates art

The former Cloud9 team of EternaLEnVy, SingSing, bOne7,  AUI_2000 and pieliedie will always have a special place in every Dota fan’s heart. The Chinese fans most aptly named them the artists. For their play was much like modern art: Utterly incomprehensible. No lead was unthrowable, no comeback impossible, no game unclownable under their watch. To

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The Admin can never relinquish control

Let’s recap the admin decision that happened at Counter-Strike event Northern Arena over the weekend. In short, Immortals’ Hen1 wasn’t wearing his headset for the first three rounds of the final map. The admins decided to reset the match, then there was an argument for an hour and they went back to the original score line. As a

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OG, Friendship and Naruto

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the Scar and Toph show, Laudandus was the special guest. Laudandus, for those who don’t know, is a Sheik player who got 5th-6th at Pound. So what does all of this have to do with Dota 2? In the episode, Laudandus goes on a rant about how playing Fox players

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Your Truth is not the Truth

There is a belief that is endemic in the human race to every individual. It is that the truth we believe is the real truth. And when faced with contrary evidence we ignore it, slander it, or when all else fails compromise with it. As far my part, I see the truth similarly to the

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The Smash FGC Divide

Smash and the FGC have always had a contentious relationship. There has always been a divide from differing websites, forums and tournaments. They both have their own circuit and don’t meet except at CEO and EVO. Even where the communities originate is different. The FGC’s origins are in the arcades and are very international. Smash’s origin

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Empathy for Coldzera

I usually like to write in some chronological order, but there needs to be a disclaimer first, as people can’t read past the headline or the first two lines. I do not condone what Coldzera wrote. It was wrong, short-sighted and not the correct way to vent his frustration. I also think the response was blown out

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Live in One

This is the first of many blog posts I’ll be writing for Slingshot. As this was the first, I decided to lay out the premise for what this was all about. One of the things they specifically asked for was a Twitter on steroids. The parameters were whatever I wanted. The style anyway I felt.

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